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April 2010 Blog Posts (26)

Pacific Solution becomes the Pacific Problem

Wednesday, 7 April 2010 / 12 by Bernard Keane Crikey Australia

A lot of the population debate — such as it is — will be centred on the concept of control: how effectively Australia controls its borders, not just in relation to asylum seekers — in fact, not even primarily about that — but how well we manage the quality of our migrants.

The basic theme is:… Continue

Added by Stacey King on April 8, 2010 at 9:19am — No Comments

Calling on ALL BANABANS and friends to attend - Rabi Cyclone Relief Fundraiser Suva Civic Centre, Saturday 10 April 2pm-11pm

Nawaia Touakin and Kaitama Tawaka, Suva

We will be having our grand Rabi fundraising this Saturday from 2 pm through to 11.00pm at the Civic Centre. We are hoping to raise a good sum for our devastated folks on the island who would soon be needing a second stock of relief supplies.

The day will also be full of exciting activiteis like traditional dancing, creative dance, feasting and mingle around to catch up with freinds, families and make new friends. If we could all just come…


Added by Stacey King on April 8, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Three months to restore north communications - using Rabi Island Vodafone mast to service Taveuni

Fiji Time Online Tuesday, April 06, 2010

IT will take three months before communication is fully restored to all parts of the Northern Division and some parts of the Lau Group with maintenance works on the Devo Peak mast expected to last that long.

Telecom Fiji Limited northern manager Josaia Tupou said it would take that long to erect the 35 metre-high mast on Taveuni.

Devo Peak serves as an importation communication link between Suva and the Lau group.

Mr Tupou briefed the… Continue

Added by Stacey King on April 7, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Fiji President to visit Rabi this week. RCL organising food aid purchase as Rabi faces critical food shortage

Dr Paulo (Bauro) Vanualailai reported today from Suva, that Fiji President - Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will be visiting Rabi either Wednesday or Thursday in the aftermath of Cyclone Tomas. The Chairman advised that they had also received 34 sets of clothing from the Catholic Archdiocese in Suva as part of an Australia Catholic aid package to assist Fiji. He also advised that that the RCL would purchase…


Added by Stacey King on April 6, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The Frying Pan

Iai temanna kaain Beru ae e makuri ma I-Matang n te aono n Raine ba a karaoa aia ukeuke iaon te ika are Te Baneawa. Ao n te ingabong teuana ao e roko te I-Beru arei n ana auti te I-Matang imaain aia makuri ao akea ba ea weteaki iroun te I-Matang arei ba ana kaingabong, "Goodmorning, come we have breakfast" E aki tabara temanne arei, "Thanks I've just had mine" E titiraki te I-Matang arei ao e taku "What did you have for breakfast?" E kaeka te I-Beru arei ni katimaatia ao e taku "The frying…


Added by Biara Touakin on April 5, 2010 at 7:50am — 3 Comments

Rabi Food Aid by Biara Touakin Rabi

On Monday 22nd March Ken Sigrah arrived on Rabi with food rations for the elders, invalids and mothers with babies. This assistance was kindly sponsored by Ken & Stacey's company Nature Pacific Pty Ltd, and fellow business associates and customers, fellow Banabans, and other friends from Australia, United States, New Zealand and United Kingdom.

The total amount that was donated was FJ$3,000.00 which catered for food (rice, sugar, flour, dhal, salt), travel…

Added by Stacey King on April 2, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

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